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19 minutes ago, ri Alban said:

Elderslie, Lochwinnoch and cochrane Castle. Fairly local and not too bad. Well Lochwinnoch you need one leg longe than the other but, hey. Gets me out the house. 

Choose wisely. 😁 👍 

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On 27/12/2020 at 15:37, Samuel Camazzola said:

Have a look at the Mizuno ST200. 👍 

I'm looking at getting a new driver next year, when hopefully I play more than twice in a year. 

 

That's one that looks interesting to me. Lots of good reviews.

 

That, & the King Cobra SZ. 

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16 minutes ago, Barack said:

I'm looking at getting a new driver next year, when hopefully I play more than twice in a year. 

 

That's one that looks interesting to me. Lots of good reviews.

 

That, & the King Cobra SZ. 

New driver you say. 

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21 hours ago, Barack said:

I'm looking at getting a new driver next year, when hopefully I play more than twice in a year. 

 

That's one that looks interesting to me. Lots of good reviews.

 

That, & the King Cobra SZ. 

It does look the part and its price point is below the usual market leaders. 

 

I'm looking to trial the 3 wood so will see how that goes... 

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57 minutes ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

It does look the part and its price point is below the usual market leaders. 

 

I'm looking to trial the 3 wood so will see how that goes... 

Only thing that's a bit of a drawback for me atm, is aesthetics. Prefer a matte finish to my driver's & not as glossy.

 

My preference just on data & reviews so far, is the SZ. But I'll be waiting until that drops under £300. Then I'll get fitted properly this time around.

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Is it worth getting a 3 wood's lie adjusted? I've never felt overly comfortable with my Titleist 913F and still prefer to hit my 2 iron.

 

I got the 913F second hand so maybe it was already a degree or two up, but my local pro said they don't really adjust the lies of woods and drivers...

 

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23 minutes ago, kila said:

Is it worth getting a 3 wood's lie adjusted? I've never felt overly comfortable with my Titleist 913F and still prefer to hit my 2 iron.

 

I got the 913F second hand so maybe it was already a degree or two up, but my local pro said they don't really adjust the lies of woods and drivers...

 

 

Why does the 3 wood make you feel uncomfortable? 

 

The decision to adjust rescue/fairway wood or driver is up to you, not your local pro. Do you have the torque tool and adjustment chart? If yes, get fecking about with it until comfortable. Good luck!   :thumbsup:

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33 minutes ago, OBE said:

Why does the 3 wood make you feel uncomfortable? 

 

The decision to adjust rescue/fairway wood or driver is up to you not your local pro. Do you have the torque tool and adjustment chart? If yes, get fecking about with it until comfortable. Good luck!   :thumbsup:

 

I have a strong left hand grip and see 3 knuckles, sometimes 4. With my 3 wood I am more likely to hook it and at address it does feel less comfortable to initiate with than my 2 iron which feels more weighted/balanced.

 

A high fade is my preferred 3 wood shot, but I have to fight that hook. I sometimes wonder if a flatter lie will help fight the hook. I have the tool to adjust the club but I've not done anything before, can you adjust the lie with the tool by unscrewing and moving the cog bit round?

 

I've tried adjusting my left hand to be weaker but I generate a lot more power with a stronger elft hand. When I do chip shots or bunkers, all 4 knuckles are very visible! If I try chipping with a weak left hand I just can't hinge much.

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Samuel Camazzola
3 minutes ago, kila said:

 

I have a strong left hand grip and see 3 knuckles, sometimes 4. With my 3 wood I am more likely to hook it and at address it does feel less comfortable to initiate with than my 2 iron which feels more weighted/balanced.

 

A high fade is my preferred 3 wood shot, but I have to fight that hook. I sometimes wonder if a flatter lie will help fight the hook. I have the tool to adjust the club but I've not done anything before, can you adjust the lie with the tool by unscrewing and moving the cog bit round?

 

I've tried adjusting my left hand to be weaker but I generate a lot more power with a stronger elft hand. When I do chip shots or bunkers, all 4 knuckles are very visible! If I try chipping with a weak left hand I just can't hinge much.

Are all your grips the same thickness? Also, have you been measured to learn the correct grip thickness for you? This little adjustment could make a difference to you hitting a hook. 👍 

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Just now, Samuel Camazzola said:

Are all your grips the same thickness? Also, have you been measured to learn the correct grip thickness for you? This little adjustment could make a difference to you hitting a hook. 👍 

 

Aye I had thicker Golf Pride grips for a few seasons and earlier this year got some standard thickness Lamkin ones. Had rounds in the 70s and 90s with both grips though!

 

I think the key to avoiding a hook for me is the way I start my swing. If I'm a little inside, then I struggle to hinge my wrists without the club face closing and at the top it can be flat looking at the sky.

 

This year I've tried to be a bit more outside with the hands. I feel far more comfortable hitting a slight fade because the club always feels more balanced being a few degrees open.

 

Maybe the 913F is just a bit harder to hit with the way it is weighted/balanced? My pal has a 3 wood that is more square with forgiveness but doesn't feel as powerful whenever I've tried it. But then my 3 wood is just a club that takes up space in my bag so if I don't use it I should probably change it! I've got a 5 wood too (same model) which I struggle with equally but I leave that in my locker as my 2 iron is much more fun/consistent.

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4 minutes ago, kila said:

 

Aye I had thicker Golf Pride grips for a few seasons and earlier this year got some standard thickness Lamkin ones. Had rounds in the 70s and 90s with both grips though!

 

I think the key to avoiding a hook for me is the way I start my swing. If I'm a little inside, then I struggle to hinge my wrists without the club face closing and at the top it can be flat looking at the sky.

 

This year I've tried to be a bit more outside with the hands. I feel far more comfortable hitting a slight fade because the club always feels more balanced being a few degrees open.

 

Maybe the 913F is just a bit harder to hit with the way it is weighted/balanced? My pal has a 3 wood that is more square with forgiveness but doesn't feel as powerful whenever I've tried it. But then my 3 wood is just a club that takes up space in my bag so if I don't use it I should probably change it! I've got a 5 wood too (same model) which I struggle with equally but I leave that in my locker as my 2 iron is much more fun/consistent.

Could be a combo of variety of things but ultimately, if the club is not fitting your eye at address then the confidence in the shot will decrease. 

 

At the beginning of the year, Padraig Harrington was posting numerous drills and tips on his social media. One or two of these may be if use to you. 

 

I'm in agreement that a sweetly struck 2 iron is more satisfying. 👌🏼

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1 hour ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Could be a combo of variety of things but ultimately, if the club is not fitting your eye at address then the confidence in the shot will decrease. 

 

At the beginning of the year, Padraig Harrington was posting numerous drills and tips on his social media. One or two of these may be if use to you. 

 

I'm in agreement that a sweetly struck 2 iron is more satisfying. 👌🏼

 

It's funny because when I first got that 3 wood, I was hitting it well. That was around 6 years ago though! I have videoed my swing over the years and it morphs around a lot. That particular 3 wood seems to be the hardest club for me so that's my gauge on how well I'm swinging.

 

Padraig's stuff is great, I agree. I watched something recently on Sky Sports where he was giving a lesson and his bunker tip about putting weight onto your left side and lean into the sand almost stuck in my mind. In fact it stuck in my mind so much I purposely hit a few shots into a bunker my next round!

 

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2 hours ago, kila said:

 

I have a strong left hand grip and see 3 knuckles, sometimes 4. With my 3 wood I am more likely to hook it and at address it does feel less comfortable to initiate with than my 2 iron which feels more weighted/balanced.

 

A high fade is my preferred 3 wood shot, but I have to fight that hook. I sometimes wonder if a flatter lie will help fight the hook. I have the tool to adjust the club but I've not done anything before, can you adjust the lie with the tool by unscrewing and moving the cog bit round?

 

I've tried adjusting my left hand to be weaker but I generate a lot more power with a stronger elft hand. When I do chip shots or bunkers, all 4 knuckles are very visible! If I try chipping with a weak left hand I just can't hinge much.

 

Just start with the basics, if the 3 wood constantly hooks, maybe the setting of the head is closed, (A.1 is standard setting) thus imparting a draw. Set the adjusters to B.4, this will give you 1.5 deg more loft and also have a slightly open face. The more loft will impart more back spin and reduce side spin slightly. Is the shaft flex consistent throughout your woods?

 

 

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17 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

Utterly disgusting arson attack at Swanston today. Their new facility burned to the ground.

 

What the feck.. that is terrible

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1 hour ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

Utterly disgusting arson attack at Swanston today. Their new facility burned to the ground.

 

Why would anyone burn a sporting facility to the ground?

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ri Alban
15 hours ago, OBE said:

 

Why would anyone burn a sporting facility to the ground?

Either Scum or an insurance job. 

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hmfc_liam06
1 hour ago, ri Alban said:

Either Scum or an insurance job. 

 

Given they just built it I'd doubt it's an insurance job.

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Samuel Camazzola
1 hour ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Given they just built it I'd doubt it's an insurance job.

£10k raised already through funding. 

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ri Alban
15 hours ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Given they just built it I'd doubt it's an insurance job.

Hope they sort it out. 2021 is gonnae be a good year. 

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ri Alban
15 hours ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Given they just built it I'd doubt it's an insurance job.

Hope they sort it out. 2021 is gonnae be a good year. 

 

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16 hours ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

£10k raised already through funding. 

They’ve been unlucky 100k worth of equipment stolen soon after it opened and this fire. The cynic in me wonders why people are giving money to the go fund me page. This is a business that should have insurance. They also charge a fortune for club fitting. A set of clubs from there cost thousands of pounds. 
 

I can just see them digging deep if your house burned down not! People are gullible these days. 

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4 hours ago, spirt of 98 said:

They’ve been unlucky 100k worth of equipment stolen soon after it opened and this fire. The cynic in me wonders why people are giving money to the go fund me page. This is a business that should have insurance. They also charge a fortune for club fitting. A set of clubs from there cost thousands of pounds. 
 

I can just see them digging deep if your house burned down not! People are gullible these days. 

 

Wonder if it was the other brother? :ninja: Just joking, but I know they hate each other and I wonder if there's still disputes over the land.

 

After he let Lothianburn rot, I give little shits towards Swanston. He could've kept Lothianburn going and had two courses as part of the Swanson membership, but he had ideas about quad biking down the old 14th fairway. Thankfully the council told him to get to **** - the noise projected to Fairmilehead would've been horrendous!

 

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On 31/12/2020 at 18:27, OBE said:

Just start with the basics, if the 3 wood constantly hooks, maybe the setting of the head is closed, (A.1 is standard setting) thus imparting a draw. Set the adjusters to B.4, this will give you 1.5 deg more loft and also have a slightly open face. The more loft will impart more back spin and reduce side spin slightly. Is the shaft flex consistent throughout your woods?

 

All my clubs are stiff, with the irons Project X 7.0 shafts and the driver/wood Phenom '70.25.stiff'.

 

Driver is A1 and 3 wood is B1 - but is adjusting that just changing the alignment of the grips? If I wanted 1.5 deg more loft I could just open the face a little in my grip?

 

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41 minutes ago, kila said:

 

All my clubs are stiff, with the irons Project X 7.0 shafts and the driver/wood Phenom '70.25.stiff'.

 

Driver is A1 and 3 wood is B1 - but is adjusting that just changing the alignment of the grips? If I wanted 1.5 deg more loft I could just open the face a little in my grip?

 

 

Why monkey with your grip on separate clubs? Keep the grip the same.

 

The adjustment facility in the head/shaft automatically adds loft and opens the face, this allows you to apply your natural grip.

 

You've nothing to lose, just try it on B.4, with your natural grip with no less than 20 balls.

 

Another thing you mentioned earlier...power! There's no need to try and force a 3 wood, length of shaft with 15/16/17 degs loft will get it out there, swing within yourself, 3 woods don't need to be murdered...no club does.

 

 

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spirt of 98
3 hours ago, kila said:

 

Wonder if it was the other brother? :ninja: Just joking, but I know they hate each other and I wonder if there's still disputes over the land.

 

After he let Lothianburn rot, I give little shits towards Swanston. He could've kept Lothianburn going and had two courses as part of the Swanson membership, but he had ideas about quad biking down the old 14th fairway. Thankfully the council told him to get to **** - the noise projected to Fairmilehead would've been horrendous!

 

The Farmer does not own the Building just the land. Think it’s a combination of Peter Arnott, Scott Gourlay and some Roofer that own the building. 
 

Yip Royal Lothianburn is a sad miss. 

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Rudi Skacel

So glad we can still play golf during this lockdown. 
 

took out membership in the summer, probably played about 150 rounds since. Got my handicap down from 23.9 to an index currently of 15.9. Love the game again. 
 

I play at Haddington and my good mate is a member at Gullane so we get a good mix. 

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Jamie Walker Tash
9 minutes ago, Rudi Skacel said:

So glad we can still play golf during this lockdown. 
 

took out membership in the summer, probably played about 150 rounds since. Got my handicap down from 23.9 to an index currently of 15.9. Love the game again. 
 

I play at Haddington and my good mate is a member at Gullane so we get a good mix. 

The weather is trying it's hardest to stop us playing however.

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hmfc_liam06
1 hour ago, Jamie Walker Tash said:

The weather is trying it's hardest to stop us playing however.

 

Everywhere close to me is frozen solid. I'll likely put the clubs away for the whole of January now.

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4 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Everywhere close to me is frozen solid. I'll likely put the clubs away for the whole of January now.

Yeah same, even the local driving range is only letting their members on.

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From this weekend its meant to get abit milder, upto 6 and 7 degrees so just got to get through these next couple of days

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Irufushi
2 hours ago, Carl Weathers said:

Are any driving ranges open? I'm guessing they probably arent allowed.

Yea they are open. 

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On 02/01/2021 at 15:53, OBE said:

Why monkey with your grip on separate clubs? Keep the grip the same.

 

The adjustment facility in the head/shaft automatically adds loft and opens the face, this allows you to apply your natural grip.

 

You've nothing to lose, just try it on B.4, with your natural grip with no less than 20 balls.

 

Another thing you mentioned earlier...power! There's no need to try and force a 3 wood, length of shaft with 15/16/17 degs loft will get it out there, swing within yourself, 3 woods don't need to be murdered...no club does.

 

I mean having same grip but with the club face slightly more open at address. Is that not what adjusting the shaft segment thing essentially does? So if I had plain grips it wouldn't make any difference? 

 

You're right that I try to murder my 3 wood! I have difficulty doing a three-quarter swing with shorter irons despite it seeming like one in my head. Frustratingly my best drives are the ones when I feel like I'm taking a bit off it, but then it is so damn hard to convince myself each shot that less is more... But that's my aim for this year - to go for a little less power and take an extra club if I need to.

 

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Won a set of the TM P770 irons but, after a couple of rounds,  I don't think they'll be displacing my Titleist T300 in the bag and will be getting sold. Pity cos they look stunning. 

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22 minutes ago, Pasquale for King said:

It’s not every 5 years at St Andrews it was supposed to be 2021 but it’s now 2022. With Portrush back on the rota and Turnberry off it we lost an Open 2015-20. 

 

It's been every 5 years since 1990 🤷‍♂️

 

I assumed the reason it wasn't going to be at St Andrews in 2020 was because they wanted the 150th Open to be at St Andrews?

 

 

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39 minutes ago, kila said:

 

It's been every 5 years since 1990 🤷‍♂️

 

I assumed the reason it wasn't going to be at St Andrews in 2020 was because they wanted the 150th Open to be at St Andrews?

 

 

Yeah but that will surely throw that out  of sync, will be hard to have it there in 2022&25. 
Hopefully it will at a Trumpless Turnberry that year (just to keep it on topic 😜).

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1 hour ago, Pasquale for King said:

Yeah but that will surely throw that out  of sync, will be hard to have it there in 2022&25. 
Hopefully it will at a Trumpless Turnberry that year (just to keep it on topic 😜).

It will move back to the usual five year slot eventually. 2024 is to be Troon and 2025 is rumoured to be Muirfield but it won't be a surprise if it goes to Portrush so soon. 

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On 11/01/2021 at 18:22, kila said:

 

It's been every 5 years since 1990 🤷‍♂️

 

I assumed the reason it wasn't going to be at St Andrews in 2020 was because they wanted the 150th Open to be at St Andrews?

 

 

I think 2020 was allocated to Royal St George's as it was to celebrate their 150th Anniversary.

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When do we think we'll be able to play again?

 

1 round since start of Dec 😪

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34 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

When do we think we'll be able to play again?

 

1 round since start of Dec 😪

Full of stupid optimism.

So far, I have booked 

Drumbarnie, end of March.

Broomieknowe seniors, April.

Aberdour, Downfield & Monifieth (all seniors) June.

Panmure seniors August.

Still have Winter series at Fairmont.

Off my nut😎

 

Fancy the Speyside 54 hole open,

Spey Valley/Grantown/Boat of Garden in Sept.

Plus mates all want to do Dornoch again in August.

 

 

 

 

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I managed to play yesterday as my course was open.

 

18 winter greens and partially frozen fairways but was great to get out. Had to use a putter to get out a frozen bunker :laugh:

 

Course closed today and I wonder when my next round might be. Only allowed to book 2 tees a week now so luck of the draw if the course is open on your day.

 

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Our place has been shut since 27th December and I honestly can't see it opening in January.

 

Was flooded then the snow and ice came. That melted and flooded the course, now the snow is back 🤷‍♂️

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Playing Sat, Sun, Mon & Tue, big tees, sma fairways and true greens...cannae complain, even wi a wee bit o astro under ma baw...hang in there guy's, I really, really feel your pain...:bootyshake:

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4 minutes ago, OBE said:

Playing Sat, Sun, Mon & Tue, big tees, sma fairways and true greens...cannae complain, even wi a wee bit o astro under ma baw...hang in there guy's, I really, really feel your pain...:bootyshake:

:getout:

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1 minute ago, Tommy Brown said:

:getout:

 

When all this shit calms down Tommy and if your gaff is still swimming, you and your entertaining friends are welcome at Kilspindie, end of Feb mats come of...:thumbsup:

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:lol: sounds like a plan. Thanks OBE

 

Sitting outside having a pint at your course in warm summer night is great memory. What a setting.

 

Oh aye, and finishing birdie birdie as well😎

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